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2004/11/25-2005/1/2 [Uncategorized] UID:35072 Activity:nil
11/25   Soda crashed again (panic: vm_fault: fault on nofault entry).
2004/11/25-26 [Uncategorized] UID:35073 Activity:nil
11/25   I think it's kind of hilarious that all the domains
        {fatah,plo,islamicjihad,hamas,pflp}.org are taken by squatters.  -John
        \_ funnier if they had made it into a satire site ridicueing the
           Muslim religion or the Jihadists.
           \_ it could be! for the low low price of...
2004/11/25-27 [Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:35074 Activity:nil
11/25   Looking for a syslogd that can write to Windows event log (preferably
        free.)  I hope to find something that can
        -Understand syslog facility/priority
        -Filter based on sending IP
        -Write to a custom event viewer facility (i.e. not the default
         application/system/security.)
        Unfortunately, running a Real OS (tm) is not an option.  SL4NT does
        not do #2 and #3.  Anyone have any tips/suggestions?
2004/11/25-26 [Uncategorized] UID:35075 Activity:nil
11/25   How did Joel Short die?
2004/11/25 [Health/Disease/AIDS] UID:35076 Activity:high
11/25   Thanks for the wild turkey and the passenger pigeons, destined
        to be shit out through wholesome American guts.
        Thanks for a continent to despoil and poison.
        Thanks for Indians to provide a modicum of challenge and danger.
        Thanks for vast herds of bison to kill and skin leaving the
        carcasses to rot.
        Thanks for bounties on wolves and coyotes.
        Thanks for the American dream, To vulgarize and to falsify until
        the bare lies shine through.
        Thanks for the KKK.
        For nigger-killin' lawmen, feelin' their notches.
        For decent church-goin' women, with their mean, pinched, bitter,
        evil faces.
        Thanks for "Kill a Queer for Christ" stickers.
        Thanks for laboratory AIDS.
        Thanks for Prohibition and the war against drugs.
        Thanks for a country where nobody's allowed to mind the own business.
        Thanks for a nation of finks.
        Yes, thanks for all the memories-- all right let's see your arms!
        You always were a headache and you always were a bore.
        Thanks for the last and greatest betrayal of the last and greatest
        of human dreams.
        \_ I just looked up "claptrap".  -John
        \_ Why do you hate America?
        \_ If you don't like it, you can get OUUT!
           \_ And be subject to US foreign policy?  No way.
           \_ "We're all in this together, kid." - Archibald Tuttle
2004/11/25-27 [Computer/SW/Unix, Computer/SW/Security] UID:35077 Activity:kinda low
11/26   Is there any reason to give directory world Readable permission but
        not eXecute permission?  I encountered this on a public ftp site.
        Is this just a mistake or are they trying to block access?

[Thanks for deleting a lot of crap]
        \_ no, you can't get into that directory on the porn site.
        \_ well, with just read, you can list the names of the files in the
           directory, but that's about it. i don't know if that's considered
           useful.
           \_ No you can't, unless you mean read in the sense of od/cat/etc.
              \_ Yes, you can. Try it. You can use ls to list the filenames,
                 but you won't be able to stat the file for more details.
                 \_ You try it.
                    % ls -ld bar
                    drw-------  2 xxx  csua  512 Nov 26 22:38 bar/
                    % ls bar
                    % chmod 700 bar
                    % ls bar
                    baz
                    \_ Your ls program is too smart -- it's trying to get extra
                       information about the files, which fails.  Try /bin/ls.
2004/11/25-27 [Computer/SW/Graphics] UID:35078 Activity:kinda low
11/26   Video codec Algorithms Implementors (or anyone): Does the decoding of
        mp3s, avis, etc lend itself well to parallel processors?  Will a
        Quad PII-450 be able to decode just as well as a PIII 800?  Thx.
        \_ It could be parallelized, but it's probably too much trouble
           in practice.
        \_ nobody cares about decoding speeds. It's encoding that's the bitch.
        \_ Yes. I did research for a grad student who got his PhD in this
           field (he was one of the original MPEG1 authors):
            http://www.cs.unc.edu/~kmp
            http://www.cs.unc.edu/~kmp/publications/dissertation/thesis.pdf
           (he used to be in Rowe's research group, BMRC)
        \_ No, because there's NO SUCH THING as a PII-450.
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